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A MindShareTV Podcast with Aman Sahota, EIAmplified Co-founder & Canadian EdTech startup of the year on preparing for back to school with a wellbeing, diversity & inclusion lens

Dear Thought Leader, 


It was so great to connect on MindShareTV with Aman Sahota, a recent grad from UofT, who is focused on supporting student success to through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. This millennial is such and impressive you man, recently back from Kelowna visiting family, who won our EdTech startup challenge as co-founder of eiAmplified. Be sure to tune in! 


As the clock winds down for the return Back-to-School, I trust you are making the most of your remaining holiday time with family and friends! We are excited to be preparing our 'Cool EdTech Tools for Back-to-School' in our next issue! We know how overwhelming it can be to make sense of the hundreds of tools available. Our Chief Learning Officer, Tim Gard will weigh in on what works! 


The stage is set for our 13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit -- " Driving Innovation Through Evidence-Based Research," in partnership with McGill University, October 19-20. Check out the stellar speaker lineup! We are especially honoured to have past EdTech Startup Challenge winner, Phil Cutler, CEO, Paper Learning keynoting, whose company recently achieved unicorn status as a startup valued at over $1 Billion!   Don't miss out on the Early Bird Special that ends September 15th!  It's no too late to enter our Canadian EdTech LEadership Awards today celebrating teaching and industry partner leaders achieving excellence in their area of specialty! Winners to be announced at the Summit! 


I hope you enjoy this week's Top 10 Canadian EdTech Report powered by MindShare Learning. 


Be sure to check out the amazing parent resources featured this week that includes TVO Kids and Canada Learning Code! 


Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization's innovation transformation, or edtech growth plans through our strategic consulting services and our upcoming Fall EdTech leadership Summit.


Thank you for the inspiration and kind feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to optimize your learning and technology strategy as we approach the end of the school year and critical planning for back to school.


Until next time, stay active and keep the digital learning curve steep!
P.S. Canadian EdTechs join us September 26 for the 2nd Annual Canadian EdTech Industry Charity Golf Tourney in support of GTA School Districts as part of the launch of the Canadian K12 EdTech Innovation Fund Grant
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CAN/AM Spotlight 
North American Learners Gain 24/7 Support From Canadian Unicorn, August 11, 2022
After his teaching degree at McGill, Phil Cutler spent a few years building a tutoring business. It was challenging—affluent families could afford extra help but the other 90% didn’t have the resources at home and not many school districts were buying tutoring. With equitable access in mind, Cutler bucked the business-to-consumer trend of the time and found a few districts willing to partner for extra support. By the beginning of 2020, Paper had 30 headquarters employees and about 150 tutors.
It’s Go Time for 2022-23: Superintendents Want to Keep Moving Forward, August 18, 2022

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C21 Canada Spotlight
Back2School Book of the Week
If you are a student in west Mississauga, this guide is for you. Within, discover your strengths, and unshakeable values. Review your potential pathways, such as apprenticeship, college, university, and work. You may also want time for a Gap Year to explore careers through work placement, travel, volunteering, and microcredentials. Entrepreneurship is always an option to explore at school (check out the section on ICUBE UTM and Sheridan’s EDGE) or as a full time vocation. You’ll find worksheets, resources, budget planners and more to finance your next steps.

K-12 Top News Stories 
1. AWS EdStart expands to bring resources to EdTechs in Canada, June 22, 2022
Today, at the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Toronto Summit 2022, we announced that AWS EdStart, the AWS educational technology (EdTech) startup accelerator designed to help entrepreneurs build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and campus management solutions on the AWS Cloud, is now available to customers in Canada. With the launch in Canada, AWS EdStart continues to expand in the Americas region after the United States, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico.

AWS is committed to helping startup EdTech companies build teaching and learning solutions on the AWS Cloud. AWS EdStart enables EdTech startups from around the world to move faster by providing AWS Promotional Credit, community engagement, customized trainings, joint marketing opportunities, technical support, and access to the same scalable technology used by established companies.
2. 3 superintendents to watch: Their schools are launching lifelong learners, August 1, 2022
The “Portrait of a Lion Learner” is a future-ready mindset that emphasizes critical thinking, lifelong learning, compassion and courageous inquiry, says one of District Administration’s superintendents to watch. These concepts form the basis of the South Fayette Township School District’s “portrait of a graduate” initiative to empower students to find their place in the world after high school, says Michelle Miller, superintendent of the Pittsburgh-area district.
“We believe that a future-ready learner is one who has had their individual passions, interests and strengths deeply enhanced so that whatever their future holds, they are equipped and prepared to make a successful transition after graduation,” Miller says.
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Esport Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Esport Canada Post-Secondary (ECPS). As an independent membership association of college and university esports programs, ECPS is the national voice for the development of programs across the nation whose goal is to elevate post-secondary esports by advocating on their behalf.
4. Global Education Technology Market Witnessed Gold Rush of Investors, Secured $35 billion Funding in just Two Years as Market is Eyeing to Surpass $302 billion by 2028, July 21, 2022
Westford, USA, July 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Education technology market has become an increasingly important part of the world and takes many different forms - from books to websites and classes. There has been a revolution in education technology that is moving at an incredible speed as new platforms, tools, and solutions create opportunities for people to learn more and faster.
Modern World Requires Modern Solution, and Education Technology is Just Doing That
Generation Y (born between 1981–2000) is the largest demographic in the world and it is only getting bigger. According to a study by SkyQuest Technology, there will be over 2.3 billion people living in this generation by 2024. They are already active and impactful and their Influence is only going to increase in the global education technology market. For businesses, generating a billion-dollar opportunity directly from this demographic can be a challenge. However, there are some start-ups that are actively encouraging Gen Y to rule the world.
5. D2L Inc. Announces Date of Release of Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results, August 18, 2022
TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2022 /CNW/ - D2L Inc. (TSX: DTOL) ("D2L" or the "Company"), a global learning technology company, announced today that it will report financial results for the three-month period ending July 31, 2022 after markets close on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. John Baker, Chief Executive Officer, and Melissa Howatson, Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss the financial results on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. (ET), followed by a question-and-answer period.

Post-Secondary Top News 
6. University of Toronto Mississauga Life Sciences Facility Soaring to New Heights July 20, 2022
The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) is a catalyst for Peel Region’s dynamic life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. A new advanced research facility at UTM will accelerate Mississauga’s global competitiveness in innovation and talent attraction.
UTM’s new life sciences building will enable a cutting-edge cancer drug discovery program to grow exponentially into an international research hub, the Centre for Medicinal Chemistry (CMC). CMC is a success story already leading transformative discoveries into molecular compounds that target cancer and other important diseases and launching spin-off companies in Mississauga.
7. Government of Canada invests nearly $3 million in Canadore College to support innovation, cyber-security and seniors in North Bay and beyond August 16, 2022 
A key part of Canada’s economic recovery is supporting businesses as they rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. To do so, businesses and entrepreneurs need a strong foundation, built on innovation, inclusivity and clean growth to create the workforce of the future.
Today, the Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing–Timiskaming, announced a Government of Canada investment of $2,875,920 through FedNor and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to support four initiatives at Canadore College. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for FedNor, and the Honourable Kamal Khera, Minister of Seniors.
Of the total, Canadore College will receive FedNor funding of $1.1 million to establish a Concept Development Lab (CDL) at its Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping (ICAMP) facility. This targeted investment will enhance the regional innovation ecosystem by supporting businesses and start-ups throughout the commercialization process including scale-up and product development. Over the next three years, the CDL will complete technology audits and help businesses develop and commercialize new or modified products, processes, services or technologies. This project is expected to create 44 jobs and maintain 60 more.
8. 40% of students have considered withdrawing from their institution yet 64% remain optimistic for the future: 2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study provides insight into evolving student feelings August 8, 2022
TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2022 /CNW/ - The third chapter of the 2022 Canadian Student Wellbeing Study commissioned by Studiosity, the global leader in ethical online study support for post-secondary institutions, and carried out independently by Angus Reid, has revealed insights into the current stress levels of students, their thoughts on withdrawing, and their optimism towards the future.
9. Ontario Tech summer student from Ukraine exploring idea for a social robot to help alleviate stress and anxiety July 29, 2022
Many months prior to her home country being attacked in a painful and enduring war, Ukrainian university student Iryna Parkhomchuk had applied for a research internship in Canada in what was to be her first-ever journey to another country. But in the weeks before her internship began, Parkhomchuk was fearing for her life every day, hiding with her family and friends in a bomb shelter.

The ongoing and incalculable fear and anxiety of the war inspired the software engineering student from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv to find a way to apply technology to help fellow citizens everywhere cope with issues related to mental health and post-traumatic stress disorder.
10. Western team achieves international holographic teleportation, August 4, 2022
Holographic teleportation sounds like something out of Star Wars or Star Trek, but instead of the bridge of a flashy interstellar spaceship, a futuristic technological achievement took place in a nondescript boardroom on campus at Western recently.
The term holographic teleportation, or holoport, is a combination of hologram and teleport: when a hologram of a person or object is transmitted instantaneously to another location.
Professional Learning Events 
13th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit 
October 19-20, 2022                  
2022 Annual NYSCATE Conference Events
November 19-22, 2022                           
IT4K12 Conference 2022 
November 25-26, 2022                  

Parent Resources Corner 

Parent Teaching Resources 
1. TVO kids Educational Games and Resources 
Explore games for all ages.
2. Canada Learning Code Camps & Live Workshops 
Learning Experiences for all ages.
3. Girls4Tech Program 
With the goal of providing five million girls with an engaging STEM education by 2025, Mastercard has partnered with Discovery Education to launch the latest phase of the award-winning Girls4Tech initiative. Girls4Tech is Mastercard’s signature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program geared towards giving girls in middle and high school access to STEM resources and career exploration tools, emphasizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity. All the content is available at no-cost and features helpful educator resources like activities, educator guides, presentations, and more!
In partnership with Discovery Education, Girls4Tech website is now available in Canada! The variety of no-cost activities about various subjects listed are available in 9 languages, including French!

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Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
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